Case #: 20XXCFXX18XXXXX NO CONVICTION AS CHARGED
The Defendant was found to be in Royal Palm Beach after the Joint PBSO Task force was tipped off that he was there with outstanding warrants from Tampa for Armed Robbery. When the Officers got to the business, the Defendant was seen walking out of one of the car bays and walked into a different one. One of the Officers witnessed the Defendant take a firearm out of his pants and place it in a fridge. After leaving that car bay, the Officers ordered the Defendant to the ground. After he refused, he was taken to the ground by one of the officers. The Defendant resisted and at one point punched one of the officers in the leg. Eventually, the K-9 on scene was released and helped get the Defendant under control by biting the Defendant. After being arrested, the Defendant’s keys were found in his pocket to a Van. The Officers secured a search warrant for the van where 84 grams of marijuana was found on the passenger floorboard. The Defendant was arrested for the outstanding warrants and charged with Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Sell, Carrying a Concealed Firearm and Resisting Arrest With Violence. The Firm was able to convince the State of Florida that the Van was not the Defendant's and he therefore could not have known about the marijuana. The State agreed and declined to file those charges. The Firm pointed out discrepancies in the police reports regarding the Resisting charge. Finally, after lengthy negotiations with the State of Florida, all of the State criminal charges were dismissed against the Defendant.